Sights & landmarks in St. Andrews

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  • Margo R
    4 contributions
    Lovely historical and beautiful architecture! It's such a shame about all the barriers and fences up but still a wonderful sight to see!
    Written 25 October 2022
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  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Turkey7,034 contributions
    This must be one of the most famous small bridges in the world. Situated on the 18th fairway of St Andrew’s old course, this iconic bridge is the essence of golf on this famous course.
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Turkey7,034 contributions
    The impressive castle ruins with the crashing sea as a back drop is a lovely sight on a fine day. Beautiful silhouette on the skyline.
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, NY1,013 contributions
    I am a retired University administrator in the U.S. and looked forward to visiting St. Andrews University which is situated in the older portion of town amongst private homes and buildings housing pubs and boutiques. St. Andrews is the oldest of the four ancient universities in Scotland. This 600-year old is one of the top 100 universities in world, ranked for philosophy and divinity and rated better than Oxford and Cambridge in 2021. Research, teaching quality, entry standards and student satisfaction enter into these rankings. The buildings oozed with the history of this institution.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • mel purves
    Cwmbran, UK3 contributions
    We visited the aquarium with our two children (aged 5 and 8) during a family holiday to St Andrews. The staff at the aquarium were very knowledgeable and we all thoroughly enjoyed the talks given. The staff were happy to answer questions too, which was really great to see. There are loads of things to see, and lots
    Of information about most of the species housed within the aquarium. The only and major downside for us was the price. Although you get a day ticket so you can go in and out at your leisure, it’s very expensive for what it is. Especially when you compare to other similar days out, granted, not local ones. £40-odd for a family ticket for something that takes around an hour and a half (and we stopped and took our time looking at every exhibit) is extortionate. It would feel better value if, like other attractions, the ticket is valid for a year from date of purchase. The gift shop was also very expensive with few ‘pocket money’ options -disappointing given that you have no option to avoid the gift shop! Although there is a burger place, the aquarium would benefit from a cafe where visitors can sit down and have a cuppa.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • Susi d
    2 contributions
    As others have mentioned, a magical place to visit. The druids visit for real on the longest day in June. Take some ribbons and the them round the trees and make a wish!!
    Written 16 November 2020
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,629 contributions
    Whether you are religious or not, this monument to martyrs who were executed for following the Protestant religion provides a very good insight into this important aspect of Scotland’s history. And although I knew all about the Covenanters and their cause from my history lessons as a wee boy at school, I didn’t realise that St Andrews had played such a prominent role.
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,629 contributions
    Built in the typically dour Scottish style, the church in the centre of St Andrews is historically very important re the Scottish fight to have their Protestant religion recognised, and John Knox preached from the pulpit here.

    The church is well kept with a nice exterior but, at the time of our visit, I was unable to gain access to the inside.
    Written 13 November 2019
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  • WHY
    3 contributions
    A beautiful story and a fine tribute to this much liked cat. We didn't know about it until we found it by passing by.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Jeff and Nicki C
    Southampton, UK17 contributions
    In the beautiful surroundings of Southern Scotland this artistic monument is absolutely amazing. Bought food and drink off one of the food vans too. So friendly and the food was good too.
    Written 12 September 2021
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK4,787 contributions
    This medieval wall and city gate was built in 1587, and was the work of Thomas Robertson. It’s main purpose was to be a proudly grand and intimidating entrance to the city, rather than a defensive gate. It sadly fell into disrepair, and was fully restored in 1843, by John Grant, who also contributed a city coat-of-arms plaque ( amongst other additions.) It’s the best-preserved existing city gate within Scotland.
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK4,787 contributions
    A fishing harbour is mentioned here as early as 1222 - so there’s a long maritime history connected to this area. In medieval times this influential port traded mainly with the Low countries, and may have berthed up to 300 vessels. Much of the harbour was rebuilt in the 18th century, and the pier that extends into the North Sea is some 880 ft long, with the walkway being up to 12 ft wide. ( This is where the students of the University of St. Andrews take part in the traditional St. Andrews Pier Walk.)
    Definitely worth a visit to soak up the maritime charm , and look at all the fishing boats bobbing about with the pleasure crafts. Quite a few youngsters fishing in the Kinness Burn section - watched by beady-eyed seagulls. There’s a harbour cafe, and toilets nearby on The Pends.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Anthony O
    Los Angeles, CA94 contributions
    Easy to find and practically in the middle of town, a great way to spend a few minutes seeing the shell of a 1500s era chapel. Would be even better if there were some additional signs and/or plaques to give you some more history of what is clearly a historic relic.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • Bibcay
    Gateshead, UK4,360 contributions
    Never knew you could rate this place. It looks very nice and it is gothic style. You need to go while you are at St. Andrews.
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK19,077 contributions
    The statue as a sinister look about it from the pose and can be found in the coutyarf of St Mary's college. I preffereed the college buildings to seeing the statue
    Written 18 October 2021
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